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Psittacine Cuisine is dedicated to exploring different faucets of bird nutrition. BirdChannel highly recommends having a discussion with your avian veterinarian on the best foods for your bird before making any changes in their current diet

Patricia Sund is a regular contributor for BirdChannel.com and About.com. She also has a popular blog called “Parrot Nation,” where she writes about life, birds and her adventures in the world of aviculture.

She lives in Florida with her two hoodlum African grey parrots, Parker and Pepper, stars of the former BIRD TALK column, “Memo to Parker & Pepper.” She also shares her home with her third parrot, a motor-mouthed African grey named Nyla.

JULY 9, 2015
How Do You Feed 100 Birds Twice A Day?
Find out how four staffers do it at The Parrot Garden at Best Friends Animal Society.

JUNE 25, 2015
Use Nutritional Layering To Enhance Your Bird’s Food
There are many ways to add extra nutrition to your bird’s food: By combining different healthy things together.

JUNE 18, 2015
19 Kitchen Hacks
When it’s time to cook for you and your bird, conquer the kitchen with these tips.

JUNE 11, 2015
What I Used To Believe
We’ve come a long way in parrot care. What did you use to believe about parrot health, diet and care? Find out what bird experts had to say.

JUNE 4, 2015
The Three Sisters: A Case Study of Food Synergy
Understanding why we eat what we eat benefits both you and your parrot.

MAY 28, 2015
Food Trends: How Do They Affect Our Flock’s Diet?
As more varieties of foods become popular, you and your bird will benefit.

MAY 21, 2015
Has Your Bird Tried These Ancient Grains?
Why you and your bird should try amaranth, quinoa, buckwheat, millet and teff.

MAY 14, 2015
Why Peanuts Are A No-Go
Find out what you need to know about peanuts and how they might hurt your bird’s health.

MAY 7, 2015
What Are The Best Greens For Your Pet Bird?
Find out why kale, watercress, Swiss chard and other greens are all great for your bird’s food bowl.

APRIL 30, 2015
Why You Should Eat Like A Bird!
With so many healthy foods becoming available, it’s easier than ever for you and your bird to eat healthy.

APRIL 23, 2015
Why Fiber Is A Digestive Necessity
How are you making things flow for your bird?

APRIL 16, 2015
Why You Should Feed Fresh, Seasonal Foods
Not only are they healthier, they’ll good for your pocket too.

APRIL 9, 2015
Why You & Your Bird Will Love Ginger
Ginger has a snappy, tingly flavor and its healthy too!

APRIL 2, 2015
Why Brussels Sprouts Are Great For You & Your Bird
Just don’t overcook them. Your nose (and your parrot’s “nose”) will thank you.

MARCH 26, 2015
There’s Something About Cinnamon …
And your bird will love it.

MARCH 19, 2015
Why Your Bird Should Try Coconut Oil
There’s a reason it’s the latest darling for food writers.

MARCH 12, 2015
Why You Should Go Back To Your Roots … Root Vegetables That Is!
Step aside, kale. The root vegetables are coming to a bird bowl near you.

MARCH 5, 2015
Should You Feed Your Parrot Hydroponic Food?
Or is conventional food the way to go?

FEBRUARY 26, 2015
Your Bird Will Love This Parrot Carrot Ginger Soup
And it’s healthy too!

FEBRUARY 19, 2015
3 Powerhouse Vegetables For Parrots
Kale, watercress and Chinese cabbage take “healthy” to a whole new level. Find out how.

FEBRUARY 12, 2015
Why You Should Replace, Substitute & Rethink Ingredients
Birdify your recipes.

FEBRUARY 5, 2015
How To Make Frittatas For Birds
They’re egg-cellent.

JANUARY 29, 2015
Oats: Groats, Rolled or Steel Cut — They’re All Good!
And your bird is going to love them.

JANUARY 22, 2015
Get Your Bird Some Brain Food
Power up your brain and your bird’s.

JANUARY 15, 2015
Why Your Bird Should Try Spelt
Your bird will love the chewy texture, and you’ll love the health benefits.

JANUARY 8, 2015
Meet The Jalapeño Pepper
And we’re hot, hot, hot! Find out why this spicy pepper is so good for you and your parrot.

JANUARY 1, 2015
Meet The “Miss Congeniality” Bean
Find out why the lowly lentil is getting some respect.

DECEMBER 25, 2014
Why Fresh Water Is So Important For Birds
Bacteria in water can grow faster than you think.

DECEMBER 18, 2014
Flying High At The Parrot’s Pantry
This Facebook group is for those who are looking to get better educated at feeding their flocks a healthy diet.

DECEMBER 11, 2014
Bonnie’s Parrot Crackers
Polly is going to want one of these crackers.

DECEMBER 4, 2014
Why You Should Rethink Bird Bread
Don’t make it “Jiffy.”

NOVEMBER 27, 2014
Want Your Bird To Eat Healthier? Make A Grain Bake
It takes five minutes to make and one hour to bake.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014
Unique Vegetables Your Bird Will Love
Celery root, daikon radishes, watercresses, golden beets are all great foods for your bird.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014
Have Your Parrots Tried Arugula?
Fresh or cooked, your birds will love this peppery and munchy healthy food.

NOVEMBER 6, 2014
Add Healthy Toppings To Your Bird’s Food
Just like you add toppings to your meals, you can do the same for your birds to spice up their daily diet.

OCTOBER 30, 2014
The Parrot Pantry Essentials You Need
Stock your kitchen with these basic items and you’ll always be prepared to whip something up for your bird.

OCTOBER 23, 2014
Skip The Broccoli! Feed Broccoli Rabe Instead
Broccoli rabe has all the nutrition of broccoli … without the smell.

OCTOBER 16, 2014
Why You Should Feed Walnuts To Your Bird
Who knew the walnut was so amazing?

OCTOBER 10, 2014
How To Wash Vegetables For Your Bird
Washing your vegetables is an important part of food prep. Here’s how to do it.

OCTOBER 2, 2014
How To Throw A Chop Party
Share the cost, share the labor, share the food!

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014
How To Cook Beans For Your Parrot
Cooked beans have a lot of nutrition in them. Get out the pot and find out how to start cooking them today.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2014
5 Reasons You Should Feed Beans To Your Flock
Find out how this ancient yet healthy food can benefit your birds.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
What’s The Buzz On Bee Pollen?
Parrots in the wild might eat bee pollen while they’re foraging, but is it good for our parrots at home?

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014
Behind The Label: Organic Foods
What does “organic” even mean, anyway? And what does it mean for you and your birds?

AUGUST 28, 2014
Bird Food: The Raw & The Cooked
Why some foods are better for your pet bird after cooking.

AUGUST 21, 2014
10 Easy Ways To Get Your Parrots To Eat Healthier
Want to get your parrots to eat better? Find out 10 ways to present healthy foods that will get your birds going beak-first into their food bowls.

AUGUST 14, 2014
Why Your Birds Should Try Quinoa
You and your pet birds will love this protein-packed, easy-to-cook healthy food.

AUGUST 7, 2014
On the search for the best bird foods.

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